The best indoor pools to visit in London this winter


There’s no better feeling than dipping into a warm pool when it’s cold outside. This winter, London’s many leisure centres and health spas will be gearing up for the rush of tourists looking for a place to enjoy a swim.

Whether you’re an advanced swimmer trying to stay in shape and keep on form during your trip to London or you’re simply looking to relax in a warm pool and escape the winter frost, there are plenty of great places to take a dip in the city. Here are a few of the best ones within easy reach of the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch.

Ironmonger Row Baths

Old Street, London

First opened in 1931, this is one of London’s oldest swimming facilities and was initially used as a wash house. Since then, Ironmonger Row Baths has undergone a number of upgrades which have brought it into the 21st century and helped it become one of the most popular spots for swimmers and leisure seekers. Enjoy a relaxing dip or a long swim in the state of the art pool before heading into one of the many hot rooms to sweat out the toxins from the previous night’s drinks. If you’re looking to cool down, a dip in the ice-cold plunge pool should do the trick.


M by Montcalm Spa

City Road, London


If you’re looking to relax and escape the busy streets of London, there’s no better place to do it than our very own Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch. The luxury wellness centre at the M by Montcalm is designed to help you find peace and quiet during your city break and the state of the art facilities speak for themselves. Enjoy a relaxing swim in the generously sized pool and get your heart racing before taking advantage of the expert hands of our masseuses who are trained to give a variety of different therapies and beauty treatments. There are plenty of swimming options in London but you never have to go further than your front door.

London Aquatics Centre

Olympic Park, London

What better place is there to take a swim than the same place where Olympic legends such as Tom Daley competed and won medals at the greatest sporting event in the world. The ultra-sleek, futuristic venue was built especially for the London Olympics in 2012 and has since been a go-to place for sports enthusiasts and swimmers from around the world. With several Olympic size pools, plenty of regulation diving boards and a number of other modern facilities, you’ll find everything you need to have a fun afternoon of swimming this winter.

Golden Lane Leisure Centre

Fann Street, London

Head over to the Golden Lane Estate during your London break to enjoy an afternoon of fun and laughter at one of the city’s best swimming facilities. The modern venue proud itself on bringing the community together through exercise by offering a number of classes, fitness sessions and events that will help you, your friends and family to work on your skills and improve your swimming. This is a great place for a family outing and is reasonably priced which means you won’t have to break the bank.